Design firm DIALOG has developed a prototype design that could see hybrid mass timber towers sprouting in major cities and climbing as high as 105 storeys. The patent-pending design will also produce hybrid timber towers that are zero-carbon—a made-in-Canada solution to one of the world’s most pressing issues: climate change.
As specifiers of commercial buildings look to achieve durable and long-lasting structures, many are turning to hot-dip galvanizing (HDG) as a method for protecting structural-steel members against atmospheric corrosion for many decades.
Japanese architect Junya Ishigami, celebrated for his experimental structures that interpret traditional architectural conventions and reflect natural phenomena, has designed the 2019 Serpentine Pavilion in London, United Kingdom.
Specifiers are looking to hot-dip galvanize exterior architecturally exposed structural steel (AESS) to protect their designs for generations to enjoy. However, this practice can lead to friction between the architect, steel fabricator, and galvanizer, as there are misconceptions about the appearance of hot-dip galvanized steel.